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Poster: PDpolice Date: Oct 18, 2012 1:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Date in Notice and determining renewal period.

So your threat of civil or criminal penalties is based on 'Red Herrings"?
Your stated on another thread;
"Of course the uploader should have an understanding that the Archive's safe harbor does not extend to them and that even unintential, non-commercial, or unknowing infringement of copyright may leave them liable to civil or criminal penalties. Even after the Archive takes the item down."

Maybe it would help the discussion if the IA or one of the users would list the number of past criminal prosecutions against users on the site.
Of course, this being the Halloween season, you may just be trying to frighten that nice Quigs person.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Oct 18, 2012 11:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Date in Notice and determining renewal period.

No. The "Date in Notice" is the red herring. If you read the post and the section of the law, you would see that the date in notice has no bearing on the calculation of the anniversary window where the copyright is registered under the 1909 act (i.e. films up to 1949). You will note that the renewal registration requirements were changed under the 1976 act and apply to films 1950 onwards, with 1950 being the transitional year in which both regimes applied.

I do not doubt that there has yet to be a conviction or legal action against an individual contributor here. That does not mean that it can't happen or that it has not happened elsewhere. Every contributor should upload in the knowledge that it can happen.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2012-10-18 09:36:44

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2012-10-19 06:34:36

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Poster: old-movie-fun Date: Oct 19, 2012 1:01am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Date in Notice and determining renewal period.

Thank you so much, video-cellar, for having the patience and good humor to respond with civility and intelligence to people that I would have ignored. Because you have, many 'lurkers' like myself have appreciated and absorbed the amazing knowledge and advice that you offer.

Again, thanks!

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Oct 19, 2012 3:05am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Date in Notice and determining renewal period.

Thanks

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Poster: katieq Date: Oct 22, 2012 4:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Date in Notice and determining renewal period.

amazing... how people are so eager to blindly follow

I googled Video-Cellular and found this

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090809164717AASGhN5

my favorite answer is
Best Answer - Chosen by Voters
A fool. Follower, A person without a mind of his own. I hope that person is not you

continue on soliders the blind leading the blinder

Katieq

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Oct 22, 2012 9:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Date in Notice and determining renewal period.

I googled Video-Cellular and found this

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090809164717AASGhN5


If you actually Googled "video-cellar" and not "video-cellular" you would find relevant links to our web page, IA Collection, Playlists, IMDB page, etc.

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Poster: PDpolice Date: Oct 23, 2012 2:05am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Date in Notice and determining renewal period.

Katieq,
It seems that is the way of this parade. But I need glasses myself. I might point out that someone has needed to modify their replies on this thread seven times so far. At some point they will be completely correct. Then watch out!
The best you can do is to warn new posters occasionally and hope they don’t follow incorrect advice. And be prepared to be referred to in derisive terms by lovers of ‘B’ movies who do not understand the grading system.
As always, read the Internet Archives FAQS, and don’t post obviously copyrighted materials.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Oct 23, 2012 2:37am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Date in Notice and determining renewal period.

The edits were for minor errors in spelling, grammar and expression. As this issue seems to stem from the misinterpretation of information, I thought fixing the errors as I caught them would prevent the addition of further fuel to the fire.

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Poster: larus Date: Oct 22, 2012 8:02am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Date in Notice and determining renewal period.

I second old-movie-funs's statement: the insights you have provided over the years and your ability to conduct rational discussions without getting emotional are much appreciated.

Thanks again!